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fleeverb [I/T]

 us   /fli/ (past tense and past participle fled  /fled/ )
to ​escape by ​running away, esp. because of ​danger or ​fear: [I] An ​FBIspokesman said Stewart fled before ​policearrived.
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fleeverb [I or T, never passive]

uk   us   /fliː/ (present participle fleeing, past tense and past participle fled)
C1 to ​escape by ​running away, ​especially because of ​danger or ​fear: She fled (from) the ​room in ​tears. In ​order to ​escapecapture, he fled to the ​mountains.flee the country to ​quickly go to another ​country in ​order to ​escape from something or someone: It is ​likely that the ​suspects have fled the ​country by now.

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